Becky’s younger brother Stephen died in October 2018 at the age of 34, two weeks before what would have been his 35th birthday.Read More
Rachel’s alcoholic father died from flu and oesophageal cancer at the age of 76 in March 2018.Read More
Sarah started drinking at the age of 16. She has been sober for six years.Read More
Suzy works as a consultant pathologist in Peterborough and is the past president of the Royal College of Pathologists.
Victoria’s dad died suddenly in July 2019.
Justine became an organ donor at the age of 17. Two members of her family have also had a second chance of life thanks to organ donations.
Carrie’s mum died from sepsis as a result of terminal breast cancer at the age of 59.Read More
Rosie’s parents died from cancer within three years of each other.Read More
Lauren’s Mum died by suicide in 2017 at the age of 54.Read More
Deborah Bowman is a Professor of Medical Ethics, mediator and broadcaster. She is also a cancer patient, theatre person, slow runner, dancer, reader, writer and notoriously enthusiastic human.Read More
Nicola’s mum died from brain cancer at the age of 55. Nicola blogs about her life on a farm with her husband and six children, as well as how grief has affected her life.Read More
Yvonne Gavan supported her husband through grief after the death of his brother, at the age of 37. Since 2013 she's been living overseas - first in the Caribbean and now in Southern Africa - with her husband and three young children.Read More
After graduating from Boston University, Glen Lord was on the fast track to accomplishing his goal of being a CEO of a fortune 500 company. The death of his son, Noah, in 1999 derailed the life he had so carefully planned.Read More
Dr Mark Taubert is a palliative care doctor and senior lecturer. He created the TalkCPR.com website & app and has given a Ted Talk on why language and wording is important in palliative care.Read More
Rachel has been a nurse for 10 years, working in surgery and intensive care before moving into palliative care.Read More
Lesley Goodburn’s husband, Seth, died at 49 years old from pancreatic cancer following a short history of feeling unwell. He died just 33 days after diagnosis.Read More
Richard Sprenger recently made a short documentary about funeral poverty - capturing just how difficult bereavement can be, when you simply don't have the money to pay for a burial.Read More
Fergus Wessel runs Stoneletters Studio, which specialises in fine, hand-carved headstones. He’s passionate about headstones, and campaigns to spread awareness of the comfort and healing that a memorial can bring to those who are bereaved.Read More
Romany Reagan received her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in performing heritage in 2018, with a focus on community engagement. Her practice-based research project ‘Abney Rambles’ is comprised of four audio walks that she researched, wrote, and recorded from 2014 to 2017 within the space of Abney Park cemetery.Read More
Caroline Lloyd is completing a PhD in bereavement and has 30 years of voluntary experience, plus too many personal bereavements to mention. She’s the author of Grief Demystified.Read More